Irish87 Nov 18, 2009
Wrey... not only do you have an adorable name, but you're giving me hope. No, no, it's not real hope, that is to say I am glad there are people who think like you but I know it won't change anything in our society.

I understand the point of political correctness, but I don't see why it needs to feel so mandatory. In so many ways it feels as though we're being robbed of our innocence. Not long ago there was a story of a family who was torn apart because of allegations of child pornography. Turns out they took a few photos of their very young children playing in a bathtub. The police and those accusing the family point to the photo where the father is hugging his daughter as the most sickening.

I remember when I was in fourth grade (mid-90's) there was a boy in my school who was nearly charged with sexual assault. He had run up to a girl and kissed her on the side of her face... that's it. I kid you not. When I told my mom she laughed and told me how the same thing happened to her as a child and the boy was just punished by the principle, not a judge.

I could go on and on and on and on (there's a case going through the courts right now where a man was naked in his own house when a mother and her son walked through his yard to get to school early and saw him. He's now being charged as a sex offender and might lose custody of his daughter) and on and on... sorry. All of our innocence is stolen away from us by the perverted minds of a few paranoid individuals who think they know better than we do.

It's depressing to know that if I ever have children that I can never hug them unless they're 100% fully clothed, that I can never, at any point, be naked in my house, and that if I ever do have a child and he or she kisses someone else they will be brought up on sexual assault charges. Suddenly moving to the Azores seems like a good idea.

Once more, Wrey, you've an adorable name and I'm thankful there are people who can see the forest through the trees.